This is a symposium in which various notables -- chiefly of the films- have talked out candidly on the vocational aspects of the motion pictures, the desired background, training, personality equipment, the pros and cons, and the odds against success. The value of an academic education and special vocational training and experience are stressed. There are editorial notes on each of the contributors, which roster includes such stars as Bob Hope, Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Gene Tierny, Betty Grable, Frank Sinatra, Gene Autry, and a number of specialists in the field of production, design, writing, and camera work. Radio and television are given short shrift -- the major part of the book being devoted to the other fields. For young adults more than mature readers.